Archdiocese Settles Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against a Priest with Prior Naugatuck Ties

By Brian Mccready
February 10, 2016

The Archdiocese of Hartford has agreed to pay a former altar boy $500,000 to settle a sexual abuse lawsuit against a priest, the Connecticut Post reports.

The allegations date back to the mid 1980s and the accused priest was placed on leave in 2010.

The Rev. Stephen Bzdyra was accused in a lawsuit of sexually molesting an altar boy between 1985 to 1990 while he was at St. Francis Church in New Haven and St. Hedwig Church in Naugatuck.

Previously, a Supreme Court judge decided there was enough evidence to place a $10 million lien on Bzdyra’s assets, NBC CT reports, while his attorney at the time said that was meaningless because his client had nowhere near $10 million in assets.

Bzydra has previously denied all wrongdoing, NBC reported.

Read the full Connecticut Post report here.


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